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217 Today: Champaign Unit 4 board ratifies new contract after months of negotiations

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois lawmakers have expanded the state’s Medicaid program to provide coverage for more undocumented residents.
  • A group of tornado researchers at the University of Illinois recently returned from surveying tornado devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.
  • Senior officials in the Biden Administration say the President today will move to make the E15 gasoline blend available across the nation this summer.
  • The Urbana City Council is asking residents how the city should use almost $13 million in federal COVID-19 money.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll speak with Illinois Newsroom reporter Emily Hays about the newly ratified contract between Champaign Unit 4 School District and the Champaign Federation of Teachers. 

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Eva Bein, Todd Gleason, Emilio Reyes and Emily Hays.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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